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Continuing competence: Between welcome flexibility and fear of red tape

Following an extensive canvassing of its readers, Solicitors Journal can reveal what firms really think about the new competence regime, and what steps they have taken to comply with it

25 October 2016

Law firms have welcomed the opportunity provided by the new continuing competence requirement to take a tailored and more flexible approach to training and development but many are concerned that the new regime will make it more difficult to ascertain compliance with confidence.

Earlier this month, Solicitors Journal canvassed readers for their thoughts on the new regime and the steps they have taken to comply with it. The survey, believed to be the largest one to date on this issue, showed that nearly two-thirds of solicitors believed the regime would allow them to undertake training that was more fo...

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